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star-studded funeral, scattered at his villa in lake como, half an hour north of milan -- the city that had crowned him a king. lazaro quintana: "what the world lost when gianni was, was killed, the most creative, the kindest man i've ever met, one of the most intelligent men i've ever talked to." joan juliet buck: "lost a really happy guy and a guy who was eager to share his happiness, eager to share his toys, happy to bring people into this dance that he'd invented. it lost someone charming who still had a great deal of innocence i think. antonio d'amico: "it's impossible to forget. it is impossible to get out the images of his blood, the body on
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current news update. who is got at a time? lisa ferguson out in los angeles. good morning to you. >> happy monday, everyone. president obama is giving away a big award this afternoon. colinon romashe will receive the honor for gallantree. the president is giving him this say ward for his service in 2010 in afghanistan. the vice president is traveling to philadelphia, pennsylvania to hold another roundtable on gun safety. he will be at gerard college this morning meeting with law enforcement officials and members of congress. some attend easy action bob casey, philadelphia police commissioner charles ramsey and district attorney sam williams. president obama tomorrow gives his state of the union. about 40,000 people are expected to tune in around the country. much of what the president has to say will be directed toward a few people right there in d.c. that's because the main issues
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press show". >> breaking news. big breaking news from rome. pope benedict xvi is resigning at the end of the month. he septa letter to the cardinals saying, take this job and shove it. actually, he didn't do that. but he is resigning. good morning, everybody. wow. man. i am having a hard time digesting that. i never heard of a pope resigning before. but anyhow, we will talk about that and a whole lot more. good to see you today. welcome. welcome to the "full-court press" here on current tv. and on your local progressive talk radio station and this hour only. i don't know. ask them. i can't tell you. on this hour only, why it's on sirius xm. good to see you today. hope you had a great weekend. ready to tackle the big stories of the day as we go into this week's state of the union week.
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president obama poised to deliver his state of the union address tomorrow night to a joint session of congress, and then he goes on the road to sell his ideas and to sell his program to the american people. on wednesday he will be down in asheville, with our good friends down there at 880. the revolution on tuesday i'm sorry, thursday, he will be in atlanta, and on friday out in the chicago area. talking about what he -- what he puts forward in the state -- pardon me. in the state of the of the union, onin the sequester, on immigration reform and on gun control. we have it all covered here this morning. great to see you today. again, we look forward to hearing from you by phone at 866-55-press on twitter @bp show. it's easy. use it. a lot of people, more and more people usedo every day. thousands and thousands?
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facebook cadillac bill press show. what a monday. off to a good start. peter ogburn and dan henning. phil back we can on the phone and cyprian boulding our videographer as always keeping us oncam. so the last time we -- one of the last times we heard from the pope, his christmas blessing from at the vatican to the big pond there in saint peter's square. [speak >> this is where he came out and said merry christmas to everyone. we are all very nice christians
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and we welcome all of you except for gay people. you are all going to hell. >> bill: by the way, i am out of here. >> right. >> bill: the news broke just a few minutes ago, as we were getting ready to come on the air, the news broke from the bbc reported it first and vatican radio officially confirmed that the pope has decided, we don't nor for whatever reason, whether there are health reasons or he is damn sick and tired of the job. he has been pope since april, 2005. he is going to resign his position. the end of the month. and, you know, he succeeded john paul ii who has rushed to make a saint. wrongly so, i think. not that he doesn't deserve it. you need some time. also the pope has said this is not the first -- not the first pope to retire.
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popes can retire. we are used to popes dying in. right? and most of them have. but a little quick research as we were getting ready to come on the air which is why i am not fully in uniform yet this morning. i will take care of this right now, the last pope i could find to resign was pope gregory xii. >> i don't remember him. >> bill: you wouldn't. back in the 15th century around 1415 or so there have been maybe a half a dozen popes to resign. he is the last one i could find. >> wow. >> yeah. there are a lot of explanations out there on twitter, supposedly for the vatican sort of indirectly saying it's for health reasons. he doesn't have the strength to serve in this role any more. so we don't know exactly what that means. there were rumors when he would resign when his butler was arrested and found guilty of
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leaking secretly documents. : they denied that he had any plans to retire. this is official. the vat carn has confirmed they have to have somebody ready to step in place you don't know how to handle it since there hasn't been one since the 15th september trial. >> bill: i am available. father bill. we will take a look at a lot that is happening. look at the blizzard that hit the northeast.
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three feet of snow. jon fugelsang. and democratic strategist as a friend of bill. guess who was on the sunday talk shows yesterday? yesterday? you won't believe it t but first. >> this is the full court press. >> on this monday, other headlines making news, music's biggest night, graeme awards. album of the year going to mumford & sons for babble, record of the year goes to go ta and song of the year goes to the new band, fun for "we are young" and they also won best new artist. the black keys won for best rock song, album and performance. >> that's three grammys and urban going to jay-z, drake beyonce and miguel. and carrie underwood. >> frank sinatra didn't win
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anything? >> i did not. >> fun is a very good band. >> they do the performance with the rain. i would hate to be the i will call you engineer with that. rain. >> yeah. i couldn't believe it. i was wondering about the electronic equipment. >> the grammies, bruce spring stein was up for several. kanye didn't win. >> they were all new young -- >> good for mumford & sons. they are an actual band. >> kanye didn't win and i am okay that. >> one senator wishes there would be no applause intrupingz during the president's speech, kay bailey hutchison telling
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politico one of the things she will not miss about being in the senate is clapping every 15 seconds or sitting on her hands for the entire speech and wishes they would i knowstitute a silence rule and let the president speak with no reactions whatsoever. >> that able to going to happen. >> and the westminster kennel club dog show starts today. it brings to light how much money americans are spend okay their pets. nbc reports at the top end, the show dogs that we will be seeing on t.v. today and tomorrow cost between 2,000 and 4,$000 a month to maintain. for the more regular pet owners they are spending on average $2,500 a year. >> that's 30% more than just five years ago. >> that show is so fun, so much fun every year, though. it really is. >> this is my annual -- >> just to make fun of. >> this is my annual suggestion that they should put in fred willard from best in show. she should put him until every year and the ratings would
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triple. >> absolutely. all right. yes agreed. guess who was on the sunday shows yesterday. well i've god to tell you, i want to make an admission right now. i mean there was a time when it was just like going to church every sunday. i would not schedule anything during those magic hours sunday morning, let's say, from 9:00 to, you know to 1:00, because i had to watch every one of the sunday shows and i would religiously watch every one. i would sit there and take notes during the sunday shows. you know, it's talk show host, radio, t.v., columnist. i felt that was my job. that was my duty. i want to admit to you i don't watch the sunday shows any more. i don't watch them because there is nothing new on them, i find. it's just a rehash of the previous week, but there are -- i was going to say, there is one big reason i don't watch the sunday shows any more.
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no. there are two big reasons i don't watch the sunday shows any more. john mccain and lindsey graham because every damn sunday, you turn on the sunday shows. who has their ugly mugs on t.v.? john mccain and lindsey graham on every one of the freakin shows. sometimes more than one. but if they are not on fox, they are on abc. if they are not on ab. c, they are on the "meet the press." if they are not on "meet the press" they are on quite state of the union." they are always dumping on everything obama is doing over and over and over. there are 100 senators. right? alt every sunday do we have to here that idiot lindsey graham from south carolina who has become the biggest scourge of the republican party, the u.s. senate and john mccain who ish something maybe to say 20 years ago but he doesn't have today. it's the same ol' gabble.
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there they were again yesterday, trotting them out, lindsey graham was on face the nation, and john mccain on fox news sunday. so lindsey graham still doesn't know enough about benghazi and he is not going to let chuck hagel go forward unless we find out some more. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the cia directorship, hagel to be confirmed to secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting. >> bill: i want more -- so he says he wants to know what now, by the way, remember lindsey graham started out by saying, i am not going to -- we are not going to move forward with hagle unless we get the secretary, of state, herself to testify on benghazi. she did. so then, he said, no, we are not going to move forward unless we get leon panetta to come forward. so did john brennan and they
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have had three freakin hearings on the senate. what more do they want? now lindsey graham says, i want to know minute by minute everything that president obama did the night of the benghazi attack, you know, which is absurd. congress cannot make a demand like that. by the way, maybe they should give us minute by minute what george bush did after the september attacks after he was running around the attacks. >> we know what he was doing for about seven minutes after the attack, reading "my pet goat." lindsey graham says, here, more. >> i am going to ask my colleagues like they did with john bolton, joe biden said no confirmation without information. no confirmation without any information. >> there was a difference between john bolton and john kerry or john bolton and chuck hagel or john bolton and john brennan. john bolt original is a joke. if you turn over to fox news
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sunday here is chris wallace who ought to be ashame of himself. >> we are back now with senator john mccain. >> we are back now. we are back now for the 100th time in the last six months, with john mccain. john mccain went on, droning on about drones. but here is my question: i want your take on this, 866-55-press. why? why every sunday? by the way, i am not exaggerating, am i, peter? it is every sunday? >> i would like to get media matters. maybe we could call them up and find out how many sundays, how many times both of them have been on these same shows. it's easy to get them. we know that because they are media whores. right? they want to be out there. they are always going to say something outrageous to try to get a headline, again because they are media who ares but what
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do we learn by putting the same ol' senators on. here is what i think, the networks are using them to keep manufacturing crisis and gridlock and opposition. there are 100 senators. they could find other senators. they could find other republican senators who would say, you know, i think we have got to work together on this budget problem. you know what? i think we have to work together on immigration or, you know what? i think we have got to work together. they don't want that. they want the republicans who are going to dump on everything obama does a and they've got two easy turkeys in john mccain and lindsey graham and so they keep booking them, booking them, booking them. i am telling you, i just wish people would -- only wake we can do anything about it is to vote with a clicker. just turn the damn show off. >> you make a good point. there are common sense politicians os there. we talk to maybe a dozen
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congressman and senators. we have talked about benghazi, shut it down. shut it down. talk to one of those. >> he is running for re-election, afraid of the tea party opponent in south carolina but the networks should not give him this platform over and over and over and over again. 866-55-press. does this piss you off as much as it does me? this is "the bill press show." [ music ] the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv.
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tv. >> 26 minutes after the hour happy monday, monday, february 11th again, breaking news at the top of the show. we are talking about john mccain and lindsey graham showing up every freakin sunday on the sunday talk shows. this is -- you would think there are only two united states senators, two republicans in the united states senate. i am sick of hearing them, sick of hearing their negativity all the time. is that why they book them? plus they are so easy to book. bring you breaking news of the day, the vatican confirming pope benedict xvi is out of here at the end of the month. >>@bp show, mr. john johns says the other senators are not stuck on stupid like mccain. i am tired of stale republicans. get more other republicans then that make more sense. jimmerwin says am i missing something or did john mccain
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lose the 2008 election. who cares what he thinks anymore? obama respects bob corker from tens. he's got something to say. right? not just everything dump, dump, dump. the pope? >> the pope has released a statement that says after having repeatedly examined my conscience before god, i came to my strength due to age real no longer up to the ministry. resigns on february 28th. >> kevin calling from chicago about mccain and lindsey graham. hey, kevin. >> bill, how are you doing? >> what's your point? >> got to agree with what you said about graham there, you know. he is just an old idiot and
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probably worried about, you know enough information in south carolina as far as mccain, when he worked for feingold and when he had some, you know, common sense and what not. now, the bottom line, he is going to hold down hist re. as the first white guy who looks like a black guy >> bill: good to hear from you. >> this is "the bill press show." commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were
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ate on the day of the attack. >> ahead of time, you think how can i make headlines today? how can i make news tomorrow, you know, on the show whatever? okay. i will say, i am going to shoulderhold up. >> that's what he said yesterday. i am going to hold upchuck hagel and john brennan until i get more information on benghazi. the two of them have nothing, number 1, had nothing to do with benghazi. and number 2, how many hearings can we hold on been benjamin before we realize we have the facts on benghazi? tragic what happened but we know what happened and another hearing is not going to provide any more evidence. as hillary clinton said, secretary of defense in her last interview, as secretary of state, says these republicans just will not accept the facts. they will not accept an
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evidence-based testimony and mr. graham is among the worst. but, you know, look. we do this here for a living. okay? wel we have three hours every day. we book dan and peter, book this show every day. we know what it's like. some are easy, some are hard. some we have never been able to get in even though we keep after them and after them and after them but we also like to mix it up. we want people in who are going to have something to say and not the same people all the time keith ellison, we could listen to him five days a week but we bring him once a month.
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joe ceroncone. >> unless news warrants. >> that's good booking. right? this is just easy pickin's it does not reflect exactly what is happening in the united states congress. look at the front page of "the hill" newspapered today the story about the fact that there is a sudden outburst he called it of bi-partisan sweeping washington. you would never know that listening to lindsey graham or john mccain. >> laura from seabring florida. what do you think? >> 0, every time i turn the t.v. on and i see his face, i want to -- >> lipped see graham. >> lindsey graham. he is the worse worst. >> it's not just his face. it's his voice. >> like chalk -- your nails on a
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caulk board. >> absolutely. but the thing that got me upset the other day when i was watching him, he looks around when he is talking to them. he looks around the room like does anybody listen to what i am saying? he has to be the center of all attention >> bill: that's why he does the shows. do you hear what outrageous thing i am saying right now? >> caller: look at me. he got all of his answers. what more does he want? >> bill: the idea that they are beating the dead horse now everybody else has moved on. everybody understands. ambassador christopher stephens was murdered. it was garagic. there was not enough security there. one of the reasons, the republicans veto any request to secure or embassies but whatever happened, it happened, and the idea that lindsey graham says he wants a minute by minute accounting of everything that
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president obama did. yes? and what he ate for dinner that night of the benghazi attack, not going to happen. no would cede to that demand. who the hell does he think he is? elaine calling from washington d.c. what do you say? >> good morning, bill. i so agree with you. i am 60 years old so i have been watching "meet the press" for a long time. i grew up with it with my parents. >> yes. >> with press church and the washington post on sunday and david gregory is not incompetent but what i recall him was inept. he doesn't ask any follow-up questions. he doesn't ask the hard questions, you know. and he will ask a question and his guest will give an answer. with dpipd upon the press to give us the facts, the
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information, you know, and i'm sorry, but "meet the press" is becoming like fox news to me. bill, help me, please. you and i may be around the same age. you may be a little bit younger than me but what's the gentleman's name that used to be the moderate on meet the press. >> tim russert. >> tim russert and before tim russert, it was somebody else but these guys were excellent. even with jake on the young turks, he would hold the democrats' feet to the fire. this is what we, the people, we the american public, you know expect from our press. >> bill: right. >> caller: we don't get that the on "meet the press" any more >> bill: it's not supposed to be a forum where people can spout off propaganda. >> that's why i don't watch them any more. beverly out in saint david, illinois. what the do you say? >> caller: good morning to you, and how are you, bill?
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entrails great. >> caller: i am telling you elaine is right on. i love the woman. she is 60. so am i. obviously, 60 is the right age i am telling you i don't wash "meet the press quelled" any more. he is no tim russert. >> bill: he was the toughest interview on television and fair. >> i would say he was very fair. and another thing >> bill: great friend of mine. >> caller: he would have democrats and republicans on. gregory only has republicans on. and whatever happened? why can't we have senators like have you ever seen patrick leahy on t.v.? >> bill: seldom. >> caller: what about barbara boxer? al franken susan collins and if you want a republican have you ever seen her on meet the press? >> bill: no. no. you are right. >> that's a point i made earlier. there are a lot of reasonable --
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okay? sensible members of the regret. you never see them. the only two senators that we see, week in week out on fox and on cnn and on nbc and on cbs. i mean bob schieffer is a great friend. why the hell did bob schieffer give lindsey graham that time yesterday? i don't get it. don't just go for the easy pickins. give us somebody who is going to have something to say and no more than lindsey graham. and no more john mccain. i will take jon fugelsang, though. he is coming up next. >> heard around the country. seen on current tv this is "the bill press show." [ music ]
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>> on your radio and on current tv, this is the bill press show. >> you know, we got a great deal for you here on current tv, always yourlog progressive talk radio station. you get all of the news of the day as it breaks here in the mornings here on the "full-court press" and then you wrap it up good analysis and good commentary and good insights at night on "the viewpoint" with jon fugelsang. >> good morning, mr. press. nice to hear you. >> bill: doing a great job. congratulations. are you working on your arabic in the? >> i am waiting to see about that. i have met hada couple of our new friends.
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i know they are planning on doing a news network like america has never seen before really change the way news is operated in america. but i haven't heard anything official for now. i am sitting here pyrolite facing the east. >> all right. so the breaking news this morning, this is the first time since like 1294, i just saw a headline, that a pope has resigned. what the hell is going on here? >> i have no idea what's going on. it's going to be fascinating playing this off. some people were tipped off when he ended by saying "pope out". >> i thought he said take this job and shove it. >> has done a good job of running it into the ground from the vatican. >> that's for sure. >> it's fascinating.
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this pope has been confounding on so many lives. he has upset the conservatives and ms. yours. he hasn't been what anyone thought he would be. he will carry the weight of the molestation schedules. i think et cetera it's going to be interesting watching the scene to see, you know, why he is really going. when i was still a cardinal he was the one persuading john paul ii to resign for health reasons. at least he is following his own advice. we know as a catholic when he was a cardinal as joseph ratsinger. he told bishops and cardinals, this priest abuse scandal, whatever you do, don't tell the cops. let's keep it in-house. >> that's what a lot of people say he is responsible for. we know mahoney did that in l.a. the big sin of this pope because we don't know what he tried to cover up but we know he tried
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blaming it on gay priests. gay priests don't molest boys. they have boyfriends already. i don't really know what we are going to find out. a lot of people are being unfair, calling him hitler youth, and the fact is that he was in the hitler union but if you were a kid in germany, you had to join hitler youth. you can't quit when you feel like it. it's not like the national guard. >> like every other kid in norm. i want to get your take on something that we have been talking about. i know you have to. the president -- this whole drone policy of the obama administration. they are claiming the same authority that president bush president bush claimed for torture to say that authorization allows us to send these drones out and kill americans overseas. >> gee, bill, why do you hate obama? >> bill: i want our president to follow the constitution.
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i think due processes in the constitution has a place. no? >> i agree. i think it's a noveltyy concept. watching the john brennan hearings i enjoyed them. brennan could kill us with his own bear hands. he was like all four members of the thing of the fantastic 4 rolled into one. he looked like the thing. he talked like reed richards could set things on fire and makes documents invisible. >> when he walks into the briefing room, i hide under my chair. >> then he has a voice like your t. a. from film school. he's like a sweet guy when he talks. apparently brennan wants to put them under pentagon control. who knows if that is true but there are three things i was shocked the democrats didn't bring up. and it's three questions that every president obama ditto head has to respond to. i don't like criticizing this but let's be honestly about a
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couple of things. number 1, the word imminent how that no longer means imminent and it means we think you might do something 20s years from now and that makes you an imminent threat and we have to kill you with with no trial. no. 2 is militant. any male over the age of 16 whose near where one of these bombs goes off is counted as a militant whether they were or not. toe try to talk al-qaeda guys. >> that's how they keep the civilian death tolls low. it's a dirt dirty business. number 3, blowback, what no democrat asked about is every time we kill an america hater with one of these things we are creating untold numbers of new. so it's person pet y'all war. >> i would add a high informed -- highly placed. we don't know who that is.
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who is making this decision? right? the guy who you tipped us off about iraq's wmd is? >> bill: we have to ask. it's not an anti-obama. it's a proceed-constitutional thing. >> we have robert reich and dick cabot became a regular. he will make weekly appearances. he came on. dick cavet is talking pop culture and the sharpest guy in the world. we are having a good time with him side kick with me. >> good to talk to you. >> i want to say we live in a world where these drones are going off and barack obama gets to keep his peace prize but nilly van illy had to give
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>> bill: good morning, everybody. what do you say? it is monday, february 11th. great to see you today here on the "full-court press" coming to you live on current tv, all across this great land of ours bringing you up to date on the big stories of the day and taking your calls at 866-55 press. the breaking news of the day, the vatican announcing that pope benedict xvi is going to resign. the first pope to resign since 1415 he will resign as of february 28th. not word yet on who is going to succeed him. hillary is looking for a new job. also, president obama getting ready for tomorrow night's state of the union address. "new york times" reports he will call for, for reducing our nuclear arsenal almost in half. lots to talk about this morning. get ready and we will go through all of the issues of the day. but first, let's get the latest today's currents news update
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standing buy in los angeles, here is lisa ferguson. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bi. good morning, everyone. a lot of criticism going on over president obama's nomination to his national security team. over the weekend dick cheney accused the president of picking inadequate candidates to join his cabinet and jeopardizing the country's safety with the upcoming defense cups. cheney called the president's picks second-rate people. >> that's referring to secretary of state john kerry, pents gone nominee chuck hagel and john brennan. on sunday, senator dick durbin and on nbc's "meet the press." he would not respond to cheney's remarks but says he thinks the senate will confirm hagel in spite of republican opposition. but that's not if lindsey graham has anything to say about it. the senator is the threatning a hold on the nominees unless the president explains how the white house reacted to benghazi and who quote, unquote changed the talking points for u.n.
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ambassador susan rice. here he is on "face the nation". >> we need to do what our commander in chief has been doing and the white house has stone walled the congress. i will do everything i can to get to the bottom of this. >> breaking news this morning, pope benedict xvi will resign at the end of the month. he released his official statement via vet can radio this morning saying due to advanced age, he is no longer suited to exercise the papacy. we are moreback with more bill after the break. stay with us.
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press show". >> breaking news pope benedict xvi says what every one of us has been dying to say, take this job and shove it. i am out of here february 28th. good morning, everybody. with that bit of breaking news we bring you the full court press today on current tv, on % your local progressive talk radio station. good to have you listening. good to have you watching. good to have you part of the program. hope you are ready to tackle the state of the union. we thought that was going to be the big story. benedict xvi. we'll cover the water front on that story, on what we can expect from the state of the union, on the latest on the hunt for the cop killer in southern california, all across the
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board. >> people digging out up in boston and new york. not so much new york. certainly boston and connecticut and maine, the big blizzard of 2013. all of that coming up and your calls at 866-55-press. one way to join us. we want to hear from you, how you weathered the storm this weekend or go on twitter. give us your comments on press show. we will get right into it here with the entire team this morning. peter ogburn and dan henning. hello, guys. >> happy monday. >> very nice weekend. >> this news of the pope is stunning. some people say it was the first one, first pope to resign since 12-94. gregory xii resigned in 1514.
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it's been a hell of a long time. 600 years. they areability retire. released by the vatican that he just didn't feel he had the strength any more at the age of 85 to do the job. so in a sense, good for him. >> it's worth pointing out we have some members of congress who are older than that still serving. i am not saying anything. rush he didn't want to spend more time with his family. it was interesting when he was still a cardinal joseph rat ratsinger. it was known that he advised pope john paul ii who, remember, got in very poor held toward the end of his reign he advised him to step down and let somebody else take over. joseph is following his own advice. by the way, you knew it was
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going to happen? saturday night live, they looked back at the super bowl and the big blackout or brownout, whatever we call it, losing lights. had a lot of fun with it, particularly poking fun at the commentators who had nothing to talk about for that 30 minutes. james, well, the saturday night live person playing james brown keeps throwing to sideline reporter steve tasker. >> for another update on the situation, we throw it back down to steve on the sideline. >> not much new to report j.b. the lights went out. now we are trying to get them back on. some players are stretching. some are not. as a favor i would like to ask you not to come back to me because i have nothing to add. bag to you j.b. >> guess what. you know what, though? >> what's that? >> i mean that's funny, that's not that the far off from how they act on the actual broadcast. >> that's what makes it so
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funny. of course, james brown right, had nothing to say, himself, so he has to throw back to steve pescer. >> i just received word that our own steve tasker on the sideline has more information, steve >> i don't know who told that you, j.b. i am betting you made it up. i have no new information. back to you, why. b. >> back to you, steve. >> you can't back to you me. i just backed to you back to you. >> and right back to you. >> backing up to you. no. not back to me. back to you. it was so bad. >> it was. >> the super ball broadcast was so bad. >> maybe we ought to check in at the top of the hour senior meteorologist about the storm over the weekend. jamal simmons will join us as a friend of bill in the entire next hour. but first: >> this is the full court press.
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other headlines making news graeme awards were last night, call it music's biggest night, all of the stars in the staples cementer in l.a. album of the year mumford & sons. somebody that i used to know and fun, a new band on the scene, one for best song, for "we are young." they wong for best new artist black keys winning best song and al bum and the urban and wrap awards going to jay-z, cankanye west, ocean and carry you had wood, and zac bound in the categories. >> it was a good show. i saw that band action fun. they get the most creative performance, i think, when they actually had real rain falling on them. they were dripping wet, wiping the rape out of their hours. >> best for me was justin timberlake. he brought the house down. they put the video in black and
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white. it was very good. >> i saw mixed reviews. >> i didn't see it. i am not generally a fan of his but i can tell you i that the l.l. cool jay was terrible as a host. >> this is why i hate the grammies. queen has never won a graeme d & c has never. led zip lip jimi hendrix, bob material and they had a big trip but. >> act or stephen segal spent the weekend training joe arpaio's volunteer posse that will control schools. some are armed in hand to hand combat and took heat from critics but told abc news for anyone who criticized him for helping the chirp is an embarrassment. >> anything who has anything to do with joe arpaio. >> those are two cartoon stories
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collided into one story. >> it's too bad. reporters were not allowed into the house democratic retreat friday. cowl lee and comedy central steven colbert got on stage together and sang the national anthem. it was described as a very good dramatic harmony. if they ever go on tour congressman crawowley said col better can be his back-up anytime. >> this blizzard hit this weekend in the united states. how bad was it? paul pastelok was with us lack week talking about what we could expect. he joins us to tell us what the hell happened. good morning. >> i wasn't in shock on the 30 or 40 inches that fell on southern connecticut as much as i just heard you say that queen and led zeppelin never won a grammy award. >> creed he knew clearwater
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revival never heard. >> i didn't know that. >> the who never won one. >> get out. really? >> my wife likes the who. i don't even know if she knows that stat. >> never won a graeme. >> check out buzzfeed. they've got the entire list. was it as big and as bad as we feared, paul? >> i think it was bad. the thing was, i didn't get a chance to look over the precipable water amounts but i did glance over them in the course of the storm. they added up. there was a tremendous amount of liquid that came up from the south and when you do a tep to 1 ratio, you are going to get snow amounts that are, you know, if you get three inches of liquid thirty inches of snow basically. >> that's what happened. this is a monster storm. a lot of comparesons to 1978. there were some similarities some differences, but the big area that got hit. about 30 or 40 inches below. >> why did new york city not get
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hammered as they expected? >> the storm was there are you don't bands, snow events that could take place way away from the actual center of the storm. where these are set up are difficult to forecast ahead of time. when they set up, you could make a difference of 10, 15 inches of snow to down the road to 50 to 100 miles where they don't get as much. the snow bands did not set up over new york city directly but they were very close, very close to the city. >> so the biggest concentration was accumulation rather was in west haven, connecticut. right? >> around hamden new haven. there were reports from anywhere from 34 to 40. if you were on the west side but new haven on just slightly east there is allegations more. just amazing. i have gotten pictures.
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i think they finally, can get out. are people allowed to drive again? >> i haven't seen any reports. you want to treat the highways first. trying to get stranded. >> that's the way they maneuver all of that. things should be getting back close to normal. both storms came together same way. a very active northern jet stream with the disturbance and stream lips and moisture. over the gulf stream waters.
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there was one aspect. we are talking with paul pastelok, the senior meteorologist for one aspect that surprised me and i saw some evidence that actually hit are the storm surges along the coast. i don't i don't remember snowstorm and, you know, high ocean water coming together. >> it really does, you know, everyone thinks a storm surge with a hurricane but basically, what is a hurricane? it's an area of low pressure that deepens at the low levels here and intense winds can develop. if the wind direction is just right out of the east for a long period of time, you will get storm surge, coastal flooding. this is what this low did although it was moving, but it was intensifying and slowing at the same time, and so when you get that rapid intensity and you have high tide timing just right, you will get some type of storm surge to cause damage. we have seen this in many systems, 1978 had stronger
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winds, winds to 90 miles an hour in higher wave heights. there was a lot of damage because of that storm, as well. these kind of storms when they rapidly develop like you can get intention wave action and surges that take place. >> to the extent we know or you know, is this storm going to be like one of the big storm of the winder -- winter or a winter with a lot of snow? >> well i think we had down to the mid atlantic. we had near normal and i think this will be one with this system and a couple down the road we have to watch here that we are going to probably emmed up being normal. if we get another one like this it's one of those things where if you get one big storm in any given spot it doesn't take much if you get well above. we are watching one for valentine's day for the mid
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addlantic states. next weekend to watch, trying to almost do a similar thing to this one. similar set-up to this one. just a little bit farther south. something to watch next weekend although my concern with the next one is, there could be warmer water, warmer air that comes off of the water and turns it to rain. if we have all of this snow on the ground and we get a little bit more and it rains, we could be looking at intention flooding across the area. >> that's what i am a little concerned about next weekend. >> wow. >> how much farther south are we talking, paul? comparison to new england. you guys in washington, d.c., you have an opportunity for snow and ice from wednesday late wednesday looks like snow and ice can fall and then you have to watch the next one because this one could be a good spot for anywhere from western parts of virginia up through maryland and potential pennsylvania for
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some snow. it looks much bigger, the system on the weekend than the one late wednesday. >> i am speaking for myself not for everybody in the nation's capitol but we had rain over the weekend. i would rather have the snow than the rain. it was miserable. >> i would rather have snow. i don't know i want fourth inches of snow. >> not 40 inches. send a littles our way. paul, great to talk to you again. thanks so much for your time and your great work. >> thanks for having me. >> paul pastelok with senior meteorologist with accuweather. accuwe this is the bill press shows. for true stories. with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. real, gripping, current. documentaries... on current tv.
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>> heard around the country. this is "the bill press show." >> hey hey 25 minutes after the hour. here we go, monday february 11th. it is the full court press coming to you live from our nation's capitol. the breaking news this morning, pope benedict xvi resigning. the first pope to do so since 1514. rare event but the vatican confirming it. the pope saying he feels not muchup to the job any more. it's going to step down, let somebody younger, maybe 81 or 82 take over, not 85. we are out in southern california. the ex cop now turned cop killer christopher dorner is on the loose. the mayor announced a reward for any information leading to his
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arrest or capture. >> collectively this group led by my office is posting a reward of $1 million for information that will lead to mr. dorner's capture. >> he wants to know. again. >> this search is not a matter of if. it's a matter of when. and i want christopher dorner to know that. >> that's scary stuff out there. >> bill: really, really scary stuff. there are some 50 members of the l.a. p.d that have been targeted in dorner's letters or statements, where it was dismissed that he alleged a false report about brutality on the part of another policeman. the police chief, charlie beck
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yesterday pointing out why this ransom is so hard and why they are taking the threat so seriously. >> this is an acts, and make no mistake about it. this is a man who has targeted those we entrust to protect the public. >> it was chaos on, i guess it was thursday of last week. >> he was killed in a rampage then, killed 3. >> police. their efforts to find them shot two citizens that they thought might have been him driving a car that might have been his. so just chaotic out there in los angeles. >> it's strange -- what's strange now is he has disappeared. right? he has either maybe committed suicide. he died of cold up in the mountains or he has just what i fear, is, you know he's doneumb like a fox. lying low, so until they
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medical. he will strike again. certainly this reminds me of the sniper situation we had in washington here, you know some five or six years ago where the entire community was living in fear, and that's the way it is now. in this whole swath, it's like los angeles south to san diego that whole area where he is covered. pretty scary stuff. >> this is "the bill press show." bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look
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so incompetent so uninspiring and uncooperative all they can do is back lindsey graham and john mccain sunday after sunday affidavit sunday to spout negativity and dump on everything president obama might have in mind. it gets so tired of listening to those two. somebody else we are tired of hearing from, again, he is like the locke ness monster or big foot. you think he is gone. haven't heard from him for a long time. his ugly head dick cheney, come on. go away. cheney. come on. but saturday night, he to theed theed -- trotted his hate-spewing rhetoric out, giving a speech to the republican party of wyoming where he blasted president obama
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objections accusing him of what he called second rate people. he was talking about john kerry under secretary of state second rate, every one of them, superb pick. john kerry was born for this position. i am a huge hillary fan. he brings more experience to this position than like anybody else. chuck haguen noz the gone inside and out. he is a veteran. a war hero served on the senate armed services committee and then john brennan served 25 years at the cia before he went to the white house. now he is going back to the cia. the only thing you can say about dick cheney is he knows about
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second rate. he knows about second rate because he is responsible for giving us the most second-rate vice president in our history. himself. second rate. >> on what criteria is he looking for. >> for a better cabinet position. chuck hagel especially. i have to say follow the example of his former boss george w. bush, who was doing the right thing, you know. george bush went back to dallas. he's painting nude portraits of himself. >> he is painting, painting and he is not out there criticizing president obama at every turn and dick cheney hasn't stopped for the last four and a half years. >> a little classless. >> total lack of class. like his daughter by the way.
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our next shoutout. so washington just eager with anticipation for tomorrow's rit annual, the annual state of the union address by president obama. all kinds of stories today about what might or what might not be in. we see that this time every year some of us know more than others, caitlin, huey burns covers the capitol and the congress for real clear politics. joining us. hi katlin, nice to see you. >> i have to ask you. you went, the democrats the house members were down on retreat in leesberg village, the president went down to join them. are they feeling, you know, bull issue, confident about getting their agenda passed this year? >> they are remarkably confident. coming off of the treatment, the
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tone and mood was different. house democrats recognize that they are in the minority in the house. however, they do recognize the power that democrats have in general in washington with the white house and with the senate. so the president came in and talked to house democrats and told them basically, you know, you are still relevant. we need you to help get some of -- most of my agenda items through even though we know he is going to be working mostly through senate democrats given kind of the relationship so the mood was upbeat we are going to be a big part of this. and the president kind of suggested that if they kind of stick with him and help him pass his agenda items, they will rally around some of these things in 2014. >> they said that about 2012, too. well, what was the mood with the
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republican retreat? after all, they got the majority. they got the speaker. >> right. but they also recognized they are in the minority when it comes to running washington. >> that's something that they are starting to recognize and weighs heavily on them. he has been using the bully pulpit and they recognized -- >> do they recognize backlash from the public for causing this gridlock and for all of this opposition? >> they are definitely feeling the repercussions of that. them the polling numbers. they know what they have to do. they have been talking about that during the retreat. how to attract different groups. in the mill news paper this morning, alexander bolton has an end to gridlock, the lead story
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and a sudden outburst of bi-partisanship sweeping washington. do you see that? >> well, i think that we saw -- >> at least the possibility? >> the possibility of it which that group of bi-partisan, the beep group of senators came out with it. so immigration was really a burst of energy on capitol hill. you heard a lot of people talking you didn't think would be getting together. we have seen a similar group in the house working on immigration reform legislation: consensus here however, you know, watching a couple of weeks, watching what's come after and the talks, it is very difficult terrain for immigration reform which we think is probably -- has the biggest chance for bip beep there. i think there is a little glimmer of hope there.
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i think it's a challenge. >> on other issues, you know, on the fiscal issues, which haven't gone away. right? >> right. >> but republicans got to the brink and caved on the deficit ceiling. they got to the brink and they caved on sequester the first round. now, sequester comes back and still with the budget. and and they are saying, no, no, no. they are saying again that we are never going to agree with this unless we get major, major spending cuts and social security and welfare but can we believe him anymore? i mean it looks to me at the same time like they will get to the brink again and realize, no, no, no. we can't do this. if we look at recent history, that would be the course. what's fascinating is the republicans see this as the major bargaining chip to get their desired spending cuts but if we remember from their
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campaign last fall we saw mitt romney and paul rind on trying to avert the sequester saying this would be a really bad thing, you know, especially for defense. now, we kind of see a reverse here john boehner has said that he does not support a delay which the president wants, which the president outlined last week. so they are saying, we are ready to -- willing to get this through. defense talks are a bit more concerned. however, we have seen beth mckean come out and say this is what is going to happen. it's not what i want. >> do republicans believe they can allow the sequester to happen and not get blamed for it? meaning these drastic slashes to the penitentiarygon, which we are already seeing the impact of, they are not sending ships to the mediterranean or can't refuel a battleship and telling
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people you are going to lose your jobs. and republicans, they want to be held responsible for this? >> it's interesting. this past week, we saw them really trying to pin the sequester on the president, as has been reported the why for the sequester originated at the whitehouse how much both republicans and democrats signed on to it. >> yeah. >> so we have seen to your point exactly, i think republicans realize that they could get blamed for this just given everything that they have been through and -- >> they came from jack lew as reported. congress voted for it and if congress allows it to happen, depressed gets the blame and the republicans in charge in the house share the blame. >> so the strategy of blaming the president, you know, it's not really did -- i am not sure how that plays out. everybody knows at the end of the day, this is on everybody in congress. >> what do you expect from the new york time, from the state of the union is my question tom
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tomorrow. it is such a rich annual. i have been to many of them either outside, with reporters. last year, i was in the gallery. once for president bush president bush. once for president obama. i see that ritual that pageantry up close. "new york times" is reporting this morning that the president is go to call for a reduction in our nuclear arsenal from 1700 nuclear missiles down to a thousand, almost cutting it and a half. there have been other stories he is going to renew his call for measures to deal with gun violence. he is going to talk about immigration reform. he is going to talk about climate change. there is going to be a continuation of his inaugural address with a pretty powerful agenda for second term. what will do you hear? >> this is intended to be kind of part 2. we saw the president lay out a
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pretty progressive agenda in the inaugural address. this is the second part. i think he will focus on the economy which he did not in the inaugural and took a lot of criticism from both sides on that. we saw an employment -- employment numbers on friday, the rates have dipped a little bit. i think he will focus on that. again, the pitch for the middle class, i think he will use it to pressure congress to really figure out how to avert these or rearrange these sequester cuts. i think that will actually be the center of this. we will hear his calls for curbing gun violence. immigration reform. i will he will try to nudge congress to try to work together on this, which has been a theme. >> you mentioned the economy jobs. it was something that was not -- didn't get much attention, any at tension at all in the inaugural address. there is talk that he might actually call for -- i don't
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know whether he would call it a second stimulus, but more spending to create jobs, you know, like the first stimulus. >> right. >> that's the democrats' approach. they want to include more revenue. to be able to spend access more to create growth. >> that's their plea. >> that's why republicans don't want to go along with raising any kind of ref few if it's used for spending. itch ebb if it's closing loopholes in the tax code. >> so are you generally optimistic that we will see some action on at least the president's three priorities and on gun change? >> i think we will see action. i don't think we will see, at least with gun violence and climate change, i don't think we are going to see these big comprehensioni bills we would like. i think he was agress he havive
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and he knew it addressing some of these issues. immigration reform is a little bit different just because we do have some bi-partisan there. you know, we use that word kind of rarely around here so i do think -- >> republicans need it. >> right. exactly. they recognize that they need something. however, whether it's pathway to citizenship as we know is a contentious issue. >> that's the main pillar of any kind of comprehensive reform. >> i want to come back to the house retreat. were youability -- were you in the room when joe crowley and steven colbert did their duo? >> i was not, but i saw some pictures from that. that looked like a pretty dynamic duo. >> they sage the star-spangled banner? >> apparently. >> do you think they addressed it ahead of time? >> i don't know.
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>> colbert has a good voice. he can sing. i think he sang in south carolina. didn't he? >> he did. i forgot what it was. with herman cain. >> joe crowley, you know, he is like what is he? about 7 foot tall? >> literally 9 feet tall. we will be watching with great interest tomorrow night, and i hope that the president comes out swinging at some people you predict he will. this is rouvenld 2, the inaugural address. a progressive agenda. round 2. nice to have you studio. you can follow her on realclear? >> >> radio meets television "the bill press show," now on current
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>> only on current tv. >> this is "the bill press show." >> in the next hour jamal sim commons here democratic strategist, as a friend of bill for the entire hour. the white house has announced that immediately after the state of the union and the three days following, the president's going to hit the road, sell his program to the american people going to asheville north carolina. maybe he will make an in-studio appearance down there with all of our good friends in asheville. in asheville on wednesday, in atlanta on thursday and in chicago on friday: today, he
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>> bill: hey, good morning, everybody. good to see you today. it is monday february 11th. welcome to the "full-court press" here on current tv one more hour to go with a lot and lots to talk about including the braking news that the pope has decided to res seen effective february 28th. we will tell you all about that and a whole lot more and take your calls at 866-55-press. also, to bring you up to date on what's expected from the state of the union address tomorrow night. the "new york times" reporting this morning that president obama, among other things, will call for reducing our nuclear arsenal in half from 1700 down to a thousand. in southern california the whole half the state still gripped in fear as the hunt for the ex-cop killer -- the ex-cop turned cop killer continues. bringing you up to date on that as well but first, let's get the
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latest, today's current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning everyone. the defense industry is holding a joint press conference today in the last-minute push to stop the sequester. more than $42,000,000,000 in budget cuts are set to hit the pentagon as far as lawmaker's plans to reduce spending over the next decade. the aerospace industries association is joining forces with health and education groups and other domestic programs trying to show the dangers of across-the-board cuts. they will argue the discretionary spending is not what's driving up the debt and that congress needs to address entitlements and revenues if they want a real chance at reducing the deficit. president obama will use his state of the union address tomorrow to tackle more cuts. these are the nation's nuclear arms program. white house officials are looking to/the u.s. nuclear force by about a third saying we can make some pretty radical reductions and and save a lot of
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money without compromising american security. gun safety will also play a big role in tomorrow's address, about 30 house democrats are bringing victims of gun violence as their guest as part of the push for new legislation. the first lady will have her own guests as well. but those names are still under wraps. those seats are the most coveted of the state of the union. the white house uses them to send a message about what the president thinks are the most important issues for his upcoming term. more bill press coming up after the break. stay with us.
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>> it's official. pope benedict xvi, from the vatican, says, take this job and shove it. i ain't working here no more. he is 85. he's got a right to say that. good morning, everybody. >> that's the breaking news this morning piled on top of everything else we have to talk about this monday morning, great to see you today. it's a gate day when you have jamal simmons in the house. he joins us as a friend of bill this morning. >> good morning. good to be here. >> you can join me and jamal and our whole team here maybe different ways. give us a call if you want at 866-55-press. we invite your calls on the issue of the day. we also ask you to follow us or invite you to follow us on twitter and send us your comments on twitter @bp show or facebook at peter ogburn and dan henning leading up team press. >> good morning.
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happy monday. >> monday we will make room for jamal in. >> nice to be back here. it's been awhile. >> it has. >> welcome back. >> i want to make a point there. phil back we can has the phone. cyprian boulding on the video cam. as much as we love you, we don't have you on every day. it's driving me crazy. i don't watch the sunday shows any more because i know i am going to listen to john mccain and lindsey graham. can't they be a little more creative in their booking? there are senators who have something positive to say. those two never. >> a little bit of inside washington, new york, kind of netbook of bookers and guests of the whole thing. john mccain was the republican nominee, you know. >> yeah, in 2008. >> four years ago. >> have mitt romney on.
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>> that's right. >> seriously. mccain. >> who is mitt romney? mccain hasn't had anything worthwhile to say since 2008. >> it's interesting how everyone is letting him get away with his flip-flop on immigration because it's for the good and going to help get a bill passed but this is the guy who ran as far to the right and as close to joseph arpaio as he could. we are supposed to give him credit. >> is it like you are back to square one? >> i thought the grammys were awesome. >> thank you. i completely agree. >> the part. >> jaylo's dress, i don't want to go too far off of the rails but
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talk about showing leg. hello. yes. >> all legs? >> it was. >> that was awesome. >> that singer from alabama shakes. >> she is amazing. i forgot her name. >> the memorial should be. maven staples was saying it, walked out of the room to go in the kitchen. i had to come back in because her voice was so powerful. >> bought the album. >> brittany howard. >> that's it. i saw "fun." here is their we are are young. >> ♪ we are young. ♪ >> they are playing in the rain.
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>> that was an electronics nightmare waiting to happen. i don't know how they pulled that off. >> i don't know what they did for the equipment to protect it. >> all of that sad news from the graemes. bill clinton michelle obama both shut out. they remember nominated for grammys. neither one of them got it. the spoken word category. general is won for her autobiography. >> my friend, jim dale has won i don't know how many. i did every harry potter voice. every voice. incredible jamelle from the bill press spoken word.
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we've got a lot to cover starting with the pope. >> this is "the bill press show." made notice most of the stars at the awards last night were dressed much more conservatively than in previous years. more conservative. the reason. >> the reason for the standards and practices memo that cbs put out a couple of days ahead of time remaining that the broadcast was a family program and that they should take care to make sure their buttocks and female breasts were adequately covered. >> what about male breasts? >> you saw there was a guy that had the jacket on with no shirt on. they also said thong-type costumes would be problematic. >> thong type costumes. >> there you go. people cooperated. >> jay-lo and cher.
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>> although katie perry in the pictures i saw this morning was all for the -- she was showing an awful lot of upper body. >> yeah. >> kelly roland, destiny child had a dress that was a little revealing of the female body. >> risk of the female breasts. >> singer chris brown totalled his car in beverly hills over the weekend trying to evade paparazzi. he smashed his porsche into a wall after trying to escape photographers who had been following him system from his 2000 abuse arrest from hitting singer rheanna. they are dating again. they were sitting next to each other at the grammies last night. >> yeah. sad to see. >> really sad to see. let's take a moment.
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a man who beats women in plight company. >> and she was with him. >> frank ocean in the same category last night, when frank ocean won, everyone stood up except chris brown. >> i saw that. >> he did not stand up. no standing ovation. >> the westminster kennel club dog show bringing to life how much money americans spends on their pets each year. nbc reporting that at the top end, the show dogs we will see cost between 2,000 and 4,000 a month for the regular pet owners. we are spending $25 a year. >> that's up 30% from just five years ago. >> we don't have a pit right now but we have had dogs and cats and i love them. i bet i never spent more than 100 bucks a year. >> dog food? >> they ate our leftovers. >> my grand freer kept a kennel and threw out whatever we had for dinner. >> i have a dog. we would never dream of spending
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more than a thousand dollars a month on this dog. when we go on vacation he rides on top of the car. he loves it >> bill: what's up with the pope, pope xvi, i am a big fan of that show the borges. it makes me worried about what's going on. >> you should be worried. >> he is 85. people have said he is in frail health. we will see what it is about. >> it is true when he was a cardinal, the doberman or whatever his nickname was, joseph ratsinger he strongly urged pope john paul ii who was so frail he couldn't perform that they couldn't do the job. he urged them to resign and john paul ii refused to do so. now, he says he just doesn't feel strong enough to do the job.
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if we take him at his word, he is following the advice that he tried to give john paul ii. >> february 28th, if you are catching up with us he said in two weekends, he will be gone and have a conclave and elect a new pope. >> once he is done he is going to continue living on the vatican grounds. they weren't sure what was going to be done. he is going to continue living on the vatican grounds. they say they are going to have the new pope picked in early march. there is not going to be much of a transition time. the front runner because they are look making odds on who it might be, the frontrunner is turkson and he is ghanian and he would be the first black pope. >> there is a little dispute. they are in the early stages. >> okay. >>. >> north african popes. >> that's interesting.
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>> all right. hill every is out of a job. it would give her a couple of weeks rest. she could do the job. she could be a catholic. is there any rule that says you have to be a catholic to be a pope. >> i imagine that's one of the first rules if you want to be a pope. >> like the queen mother you know. you get to kind of stay, probably get a tend ants to take care of them does special events and that kind of thing. >> it would be weird to be the current pope with the former pope just sort of hanging out because, you know, how is it going? treat them like royalty. back to where we sort of started with something. >> bitching about lindsey graham and john mccain dominating the sunday shows. i have to say shame on the networks. >> that's every single sunday you got the two of them on at least one of the cable shows if not more. it's all nellingative.
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so now lindsey graham's latest that clip from yesterday it's not going to allow chuck hagel or john brennan to be confirmed unless he gets more information on benghazi. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the cia directorship hagel to be confirmed to secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting. >> he says he wants a minute by minute account of everything that president obama was doing the night that they got word that there was an attack on our embassy and benghazi which no president, by the way, would ever agree to ever. ever. >> that's the beauty of being president. there are some things you don't have to talk about. >> how much more information do we need? how many more hearings can they have? hillary has testified. panetta testified. brennan has testified. >> that's right. we know what happened. it was tragic. we know people died. we know that, you know there was some security issues. i think a lot of this stuff is
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classified because pairnlth, cia and other security organizations were involved. you could tell the testimony. they were sort of laboring over some of the points. there are a lot of things here we all don't understand. some of my friends who have been on some of these national security committees in the senate said to me people have to be careful what they talk about here because we don't want to tell the entire world what we do in some of these countries. >> yeah. >> like them showing up showing up for politics on this is getting a little disturbing. >> so do you think that single-handedly, lindsey graham will be able to block john brennan and chuck hagel? >> you know, i don't know how that happens. when chuck hagel who looks like he has enough senators who said they will vote for him or vote against the filibuster that they can't do it. so i am not sure what procedure rule is. >> it would have to be a filibuster. >> yeah. >> i think. >> good luck with that. >> even mccain says he would vote against a filibuster? >> absolutely. you know mccain flip-flop again.
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you think hang he will will be confirmed? you did not have a great performance in that committee hearing. i was watching as someone who was a supporter and i voted for max cle land when chuck haguele told the republican that he was going to do it. chuck hagel showed up in a big way. >> good. hagle stuck by him when he needed him and he will stand up by hagel. the question is, though, will he be effective in going back up to the hill and arguing. >> what i think is we have to give the republicans credit on this. they do not allow a joe lieberman. they will settle that score.
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we saw a lot of that from diaz during his hearing. >> one of the reasons that i admire chuck hagel is he is willing to stay up to his own party and why i used to admire john mccain. he used to be the same kind of guy and he and chuck hagel. john mccain of 10 years ago could have turned into a chuck hagel, could have been a secretary of defense if he had not gone completely bonkers when he tried to run for president. >> he wanted to be president i guess, and get no, ma'am nominated. you have to go as far to the whackos as you can. >> chuck hagel, the pope john mccain lindsey graham, all, you know, targets this morning. jamal simmons as a friend of bill, year 66-55-press, you are my friends. so join us and let us know about what these issues mean to you. on your radio and on current tv
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[ music ] >> heard around the country and seen on current tv this is "the bill press show". >> here we go, 25 minutes now after the hour the full court press on this monday morning, february 11th, covering the news of the day with jamal sim mops here as a friend of bill this hour. we've talked about lindsey graham, talked about john mccain another voice, we thought he had gone away forever. no. no. he popped back up saturday night, bic cheney coming on
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about he is saying that accusing president obama of second rate people for his national security team. >> are you kidding? >> john brennan has been in the security apparatus of the country. >> john kerry, who started out as a first lieutenant on a boat going up and down u.s. senator and experience around the world, senate foreign relations committee. chuck hagel, enlisted man veteran. >> pulled his brother out of a burning vehicle, leaving skardz to his body. these people are not, you know, light-weights. disagree with them on policy basis or whatever you want to say but they are not
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light-weights. chuck hagel, again, we talked about him a few minutes ago stand-up guy, john kerry, former nominee of his party to be president of the united states. these are not new people or lightweights. but they are not neocohs either. jake calling from eureka,cal. >> i think keeping them on the public airways will ensure the republican parties they are not the best face of the republican party. >> on the domestic side, they are trying to find this new generation, better faces, paul
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>> hey hey 33 minutes after the hour, monday february 11th the full court press coming to you live from our studio here on capitol hill in washington, d.c. our nation's capitol brought to you today by the international brotherhood of teamsters, men and women of the teamsters' union under president jim hoffa. find out by going to the, washington brist ling with anticipation tomorrow night? >> i am not going to the speech but i love the state of the union speeches because there is another story that will come out of that bill clinton used to tell the story about how in 1991, he happened to be in washington for national governor's meeting, decided to go to the state of the union couldn't get a ticket, found a ticket, sat on the stairs and
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washed george h.w. union from the stairs of the gallery. two years later, he was standing there giving the speech. >> whoa. cricked they allowed you to sit on the stairs. >> yeah. >> team press and jennifer bendery covers the white house usually we sit alongside of each other at the whitehouse briefings. a chair at the table. news like this morning, high how are you? >> good. >> so lots of stories as always right, about what the president might be saying tomorrow but it looks like these, i have the impression that these leagues are coming from the white house again, that they are saying the president's going to come out with like round 2 of his positive progressive agenda for this year. is that the way you read it? >> these things are all kind of
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similar every time but all kind of issues. what's different now is the beginning of his second term and he doesn't have to worry about getting re-elected. em come out with this big bold agenda for the next four years. it sounds like he is going to. gun control are already on the table. >> right. >> those two things along are huge. >> they are big. i imagine he is expected to talk more about climate change, sort of the third prong, but a new one this morning, the "new york times" reporting that the president is going to call for cutting our nuclear arsenal almost in half from 1700 missiles down to a thousand misses, which i haven't heard a president talk about like that for i don't know when. right? >> 50 years. >> yeah. this is part of good morning, this is part of the president's
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agenda. he's been talking about this since he was a senator. he and dick lugar got to be close when they were on the same committee today traveling to the former soviet union and everything got trapped at the airport but they have been on this mission for reducing nuclear weapons for a long time. >> yeah. that is definitely something we are into noting that thes going to be in his speech. the union can kind of be wrong and detailed and people kind of tune in and out for this ent. >> right. >> but because the topics are kind of glossed over in the same way. it's the same kind of topics to be framed in different ways every year. >> that's different. >> maybe something hasn't gotten as much attention as it should, the president is also expected to talk about jobs and the economy.
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let's face it. that hasn't gone away. a continuing challenge and close to it, not call for a second, jamal, pumping more money to create more jobs which i think will be huge and is badly needed. >> we have gotten a little comfortable with the 7.8, 7.9 unemployment rate. millions of americans are out of the work force. i was with somebody the other day who actually talked about the impact for an entire generation of people who are getting social security checks at 62 because they have been out of work so long they no longer qualify for unemployment. they don't really see the prospect of another job. they start filing for social security. they will get lower social security to impact their standard of living. >> kay bailey lee hutch is one thing she doesn't regret not being there for the state of the union because they got tired of
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having to applaud every 15 seconds or not applaud. she is suggesting that the house and senate should agree there would just be silence throughout this speech and you don't show of approval or disapproval. >> that's such a buzz kill. part the best part of watching the state of the union is watching the different part of the room. you can see when there is a very clear partisan look for something, when half the room stands up and literally like half is sitting and not moving. >> they have their grumpy cat face scowling? >> it gives you a more realistic sense of, you know where some of the president's proposals can go in congress. >> the closest thing we have to the british prime minister's q & a. >> the harumph thing.
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>> the networks know or whoever does the pool. right? they get -- they pick out the people that they want to like. if you talk about immigration, they are going to show john mccain. >> right. >> and marco rubio now. >> marco rubio. >> is he applauding? do you remember the last time when they showed representative jaysong doing a rim shot motion with his hand and audience? >> wow. >> when the president made a comment about something he supported? the camera went to jason chaffits doing this like rim shot. that was hilarious. >> just joe biden and john boehner, you know, so enthusiastic like cheerleading. boehner sitting there, god i need a cigarette. talking to white house correspondent general bendery from huffington post you have been writing about the violence against women act.
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i find it unbelievable this is even an issue, what's the latest? going to get past in its expanded form. >> today is a big day, they are voting on the bill in the senate. >> today? >> todd. by the end of the day, the senate will have passed the violence against women act which is half the job done in congress. but, you know, the house hasn't even introduced a bill. they have been very quiet about what they are going to do. the senate is so quickly here increasingly looking like they are holding this up. they are not talking about it. not as far-reaching as the senate bill that might leave out certain groups like the lgbt protection or more notably the protection, certain protection
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for native americans. it has become the hold up of the entire bill. it's become a tribal peace that held up this entire thing. >> the three categories added to the originally proposed expansion were you mentioned the native americans, lgbt community and the undocumented immigrants who are here are those three contained in the senate bill that's expected to pass today? >> the senate bill has the lgbt protections and the native american protection. it doesn't have the undocumented immigrant protection because senator leahy, who is the author of the bill, he decided to take that provision out because there was a technicality that the house was saying prevented them from taking up the bill because it was a revenue yen rating bill in the senate. you are not allowed to yen rate revenue in a bill that originates in the senate. so patrick leahy took that piece out. he is going to put it into the
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comprehensive immigration reform legislation. that actually clears up. that makes it more easy for house republican leaders to move on the bill because they can't argue any more. it doesn't have this technical blog. >> jamal, politically, what do they gain by opposing? >> absolutely nothing. people lost women in this country the last two e elections by 10 points. you would think they would realize that being against the violence against women act is something that is going to not help them when women vote but yet again, here we go the problem, someone likes to frame this as the metropoltans versus the non-metropoltans in terms. people who vote for reasonable. if you want to call them progressive but they are common sense, reasonable ideas, and there is a group of people in the country who don't think anything that looks out for people, any kind of specificity is what we ought to do as a national government when we know
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that individual communities face individual problems. >> i don't know. seems like a political suicide to me. >> one thing that's really interesting right now, on the violence against women act is, senator jim demint who left congress at the end of this past year, he went over and now he is leading the heritage foundation. >> yes. >> the very conservative think tank group. they are actually vote checking on the violence against women act meaning, they are encouraging people not to vote for it. >> wow. >> they are going to mark it on their record if they do. >> on their scorecard. >> jim demint's first move at the heritage foundation. >> my pre-dix was he was going to destroy the reputation of the heritage foundation. sounds like et cetera well on his way to do so. jen bendery, we have a briefing today at the whitehouse jen bendery covers the house for huffington post. we will be back with jamal simmons and the rest of the news
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but that's the way things are around here in washington, d.c. jamal simmons in studio with us. good to have him back as a friend of bill. peter, what's up? >> big news, bill game-change news >> bill: are we ready for this? >> this week is valentine's day. earlier or, i guess last year we had reported that pizza hut had released a perfume that smelled like pizza and you could get it in canada. they have announced that you can now buy it in america. it is available in the united states. >> can you buy it at pizza hut? do you have to go to stories like macy's? >> they sell it in pizza hut. unfortunately not in department shows but it makes you smell like pizza. >> the question is: who is this for? >> that's a good question. >> here is the target audience. >> for the men to wear. >> as somebody pointed out, you know, if you are the type of
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person that would like to smell like pizza all the time, you probably already smell like pizza all the time. my point is that a margarita pizza smells different than a pepperoni. >> margarita pizza, the two amies. >> nice? >> boiled pizza. you get a very nice-smelling pizza with, like rose mary infusion and stuff. >> on a pizza? >> anyone. >> thank you for taking the conversation down. >> this valentine's day. >> all right. jamal, something before the break i wanted to pick back up
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on which is tendency the republican party like they are out there, self deportation is their answer on immigration. right? mitt romney against the violence against women act, you know, i mean across the board, against unemployment benefits, in case after case after case, it looks like they are marginalizing themselves. look at the last election. they won the white male vote. period. lost everybody else. this issue sam tannenhouse that if they continue, he makes a points that the republican party continues to marge allies itself the way they are, pretty soon they are not going to be a second political party in this country. >> no. i think the real question they are going to have to face is do they want to be a could be congressional parties? >> they can win, they have
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gerrymandered so. they can keep that part going. they can control the house of representatives. but they won't be competitive in the national scale. you cannot lose 95, 97% of african-americans, lose latinos by 30%, lose women by 10%, and be a national party that gets e legged to the white house. >> he points out, i wish i brought it, if you take the top 15 cities, they lost maybe 12 of them. except texas and now texas is starting to show a little green or a little blue, i should say. if texas becomes blue joining california in new york washington, oregon it will be impossible for them to get a electoral votes. >> like georgia and north carolina and these states that are also trending toward florida, trending back toward the demographic change yeah.
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idaho, utah, and aum of other places. >> exactly. idaho, utah. >> do republicans see this coming? >> there are some republicans who do see it coming. again, there is a problem. they have this hardcore in their base they have been appealing to. karl rove and george bush, they try to get the party in 2005, '6 to move toward this. they had to go back. this is while karl rove has created -- wants to create a new super pack only to take on republicans in the republican primary that he thinks are losers? right? >> right. right. exactly. there is some kind of discipline because right now, it's a free for all in their party. the people who show up on election day on a primary are not the same people who will
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show up in a general election. thet get their clocks cleaned. we can watch. >> one thing we have to be careful about as democrats is we can't get cock countdown contributor and think. democrats and white are going to have to go out and campaign among these new constituents, offer them programs, policies ideas. to continue to vote for them. they will lose their connection and end up in a bad position ourselves. >> good point. a good point to end on. great to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> tomorrow night, state of the union. i will be back with a quick parting shot about dick cheney. >> this is "the bill press show."
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>> the parting shot with bill press, this is "the bill press show". >> he is like with this parting shot on february 11thingly, like the loch ness monster or big foot, then he raises his ugly head again dick cheney tossing red meat to a bunch of republicans out in wyoming making head lines by saying president obama is choosing second-rate people to lead his national security team. he is talking about john kerry, john brennan and chuck hagel. second rate? no. each one of them is a superb pick. john kerry brings such great experience to the role of secretary of state. chuck hagel knows the pentagon in and out. john brennan was 25 years at the
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